course »Recovering Resiliency: Creative Reponse to Community Trauma

Date: 1/17/2017, 9:00 am—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 6
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
Creativity is the antidote to destruction. It is a tool to increase healing and resiliency for ourselves and others when ongoing trauma, escalating division, and reduced resources are impacting our well-being. Come experience creative response to challenging times. We will make art together and individually to vision and cultivate communities that are stronger, safer and more sustainable. We will share inspiring examples of art as activism, with a focus on local youth projects and resources. We will learn what factors support effective creative community projects, and ways to increase participation in a wide variety of settings.

This training combines art making, movement, breathing, didactic lecture & interactive conversation. Information is grounded in direct experience as well as current research in neurobiology and trauma. Strategies will be relevant to all age groups & diverse client populations, with an emphasis on urban youth & trauma survivors.